Regional Missions

Alpharetta Methodist’s regional missions extend to downtown Atlanta and areas in need up to 500 miles from the church.

Action Ministries-Atlanta provides services for homeless and needy families in Midtown Atlanta.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Provide and serve lunch at the Women’s Community Kitchen. See our Missions Opportunities Calendar for service dates.
  • Donate clothing, school supplies, and canned goods
  • Become an after-school program tutor for the Children’s Ministry
  • Chaperone or sponsor Saturday field trips for children
  • Become a professional mentor for women in the Empowerment Program
  • Sponsor a family in the Empowerment Program
  • Participate/organize AFUMC drives
  • Adopt a Family at Christmas (Contact for Adopt a Family: Amy Munroe)

Contact: Shantel Cowan

Camp Grace provides a Christian summer camp opportunity for youths from at-risk communities.  The camp located in Roberta; the organization’s office is located in Roswell.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Help with hygiene packages for campers
  • Participate in pre-camp work days, including work weekend for your whole family
  • Organize camp activities
  • Coordinate and serve snacks for children at camp
  • Work at the camp for a week session
  • Mentor/finance a child to go to camp

Contact: Danielle Day

The Disaster Response Team responds to needs of our church, community and area.  This includes not only following a disaster, but as well as community and church member needs.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Help disaster team by collecting supplies, managing church support, planning community involvement programs.
  • Participate with team on trips locally and regionally
  • Be a listener to the client while the team works
  • Help with meals on job sites
  • Emergency-type training available if so desired

Two DRT classes will be offered this spring, providing certifications under the United Methodist Committee on Relief and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. Base Early Response Team training is April 21. An optional “Care Team” Certification training is May 5. Read about these classes and register.

Contact: Patti Fredlund

Habitat for Humanity North Fulton works to build and renovate houses for people in need.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • All types of construction — framing, painting, roofing, drywall, etc.
  • Assisting with meals for workers
  • Working at the Habitat Restore in Roswell

Contact: Jack Spicer

Tiny Stitches, Inc. is a nonprofit ministry that sews, knits and crochets items for infants and preemies born into poverty in Georgia. Learn more.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Sewing gowns, sleepers, lap-front shirts, receiving blankets, crib quilts, creepers, washcloths, bibs, burp cloths and tote bags
  • Knitting or crocheting caps, bonnets, blankets, booties, sacques and sweaters

Contact: Meredith Agler

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent those communities are unable to recover on their own.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Assist with the preparation of health kits, sewing kits, school kits, bedding kits, birthing kits and cleaning buckets
  • Assist when the church is contacted by UMCOR as needs arise

Contact: Patti Fredlund

Yarn Tales (formerly Knot for Profit) is a crochet and knit ministry that crochets and knits scarves, hats, blankets and other items for charities. Learn more.

Contact Crisanne Triplett